Francesca Gains

University of Manchester
Politics

School of Social Sciences
University of Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
UK
M13 9PL
Francesca.Gains@manchester.ac.uk

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My research examines how policy outcomes are shaped by political management arrangements. Current research projects include: an investigation of the politics of regulatory decisions made in UK Whitehall Departments funded by the UK's Leverhulme Trust; the policy priorities of new Police and Crime Commissioners in the UK, in a project associated with the European Research Council funded 'Understanding Institutional Change' research programme based at the University of Manchester; and comparative research examining political, economic and institutional determinants of gender equality policy changes in five European countries which utilises European Comparative Agendas Project datasets.

Citation:
Gains, Francesca and Lowndes, Vivien. 2014. "How is Institutional Formation Gendered, and Does it Make a Difference? A New Conceptual Framework and a Case Study of Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales." Politics & Gender 10 (4).
DOI: 10.1017/S1743923X14000403
Citation:
Annesley, C, Engeli, I and Gains, F. 2015 "The Profile of Gender Equality Issue Attention in Europe." European Journal of Political Research.
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1475-6765.12095/abstract
DOI: 10.1111/1475-6765.12095
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Annesley, C. Engeli, I., Gains, F. and Resodihardjo, S. 2014. "Policy Advocacy in Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Performance on Gendering Executive Attention." West European Politics 37 (5):886-902.
DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2014.902168
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Annesley, C and Gains, F 2014. "Can Cameron Capture Women's Votes." Parliamentary Affairs 67 (4):767–782.
DOI: 10.1093/pa/gsu001
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Annesley, C and Gains, F. 2012. "Investigating the Economic Determinants of UK Gender Equality Policy Agendas." British Journal of Politics and International Relations 15 (1).
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Annesley, C, Engeli, I and Gains, F. 2012. "Gendering Executive Attention: The Impact of Women's Representation." Perspectives on Europe 42 (1):33-40.
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Gains, F., and P. John. 2010. "What Do Bureaucrats Like Doing? Bureaucratic Preferences in Response to Institutional Reform." Public Administration Review 70:455-463.
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Annesley, C., and F. Gains. 2010. "The Core Executive: Gender, Power and Change." Political Studies.

Substantive Focus:
Governance SECONDARY
Social Policy
Comparative Public Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory SECONDARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY

Keywords

GENDER EQUALITY POLICY INSTITUTIONS REGULATION POLICY